Rio Grande National Forest
Aspen Glade Campground
Aspen Glade Campground sits on the Conejos River in southern Colorado, providing a premium setting for fly fishing and peaceful nature watching.
$26 per night
$13 for day use
Reservations: To reserve sites go to recreation.gov. Reservations can be made 6 months prior to the first day of your camping stay.
Natural Features: Within the campground, Loop A and B are lightly wooded with Ponderosa pines. Loop C is heavily wooded with tall, mature spruce, aspen and fir trees. It lies along the fast-flowing Conejos River. The understory for all campsites is grass topped with pine needles.
Aspen Glade sits near the border of New Mexico at 8,500 feet. It is situated between the Carson and Rio Grande National Forests.
Wildlife in the region includes bear, deer, elk and a variety of birds.
Recreation: Forest Road 250 provides an unforgettable scenic drive, where visitors are met with sweeping views of the Conejos Canyon and River.
Just upstream of the campground is a section of "Gold Medal" trout fishing, offering top-tier fishing for large quality trout. Just 168 miles of the 9,000 miles of trout streams in Colorado are designated with this title.
The nearby Sheep Creek Trail is also highly recommended for avid hikers.
Facilities: The 32 spacious, reservable campsites are considerably quiet, allowing for the sounds of birds overhead. Drinking water, vault toilets and garbage service are provided.
Nearby Attractions: Visitors can ride a traditional steam engine at the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad on a 64-mile journey through abandoned mining towns.
Open Dates: Friday before Memorial Day to second Monday in September, weather permitting.
Directions: From Antonito, Colorado, go west on Highway 17 for approximately 15 miles to the Aspen Glade Campground. See map below.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Rio Grande National Forest.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.